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from someone who appreciates what you've done. Thank you for creating a Wiki like this one. <3 [[User:AlishaShatogi|AlishaShatogi]] 05:20, 11 March 2008 (EDT)
from someone who appreciates what you've done. Thank you for creating a Wiki like this one. <3 [[User:AlishaShatogi|AlishaShatogi]] 05:20, 11 March 2008 (EDT)
Agreed! Thanks to the site owner and the admins.We probably don't say thanks enough for bluwiki! --[[User:Blueboom|Blueboom]] 01:03, 12 March 2008 (EDT)

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August Member of the Month

Wow! Thanks for that that was totally Unexpected, Thank you! --KaiAdin 03:38, 29 June 2007 (EDT)

Congrats! Thanks for all your support, bluwiki appreciates it ;). BTW, let me know if you want any of the following:
A different link on BluWiki:Site_support
A BluWiki email address
Web server space on bluwiki (for example, I use mine for my blog --Sam Odio 12:21, 29 June 2007 (EDT)
Oh its no problem at all. Anyway the Central Nexus basically functions as my home page, so its the most appropriate for BluWiki:Site_support
Hmm, an bluwiki email would be useful, I wouldnt mind having one. Thanks Again --KaiAdin 05:58, 30 June 2007 (EDT)

Lock Request

Thanks again for the wiki and for rv'ing the spam on BlackRockRollerDisco2006. Can you please lock that page (completely or from anon edits); it's an archive now; the main page is BlackRockRollerDisco.
P.S.: If you want to make me an admin, that would be nice and I'll take care of it. Right now, whenever I rv spam, it stays in the history. I'm an admin at wiki.fastmail.fm. I'll limit my use to spam issues if you'd like. --Elvey 13:35, 9 August 2007 (EDT)

I protected it from Anon edits about an hour ago --KaiAdin 18:09, 9 August 2007 (EDT)
Thanks, Kai --Sam Odio 03:15, 11 August 2007 (EDT)


I need help with my wiki, phonetica.Phonetician talk 23:28, 10 August 2007 (EDT)

What's up? --Sam Odio 03:14, 11 August 2007 (EDT)
Bye, Mr. Odio, I have left for my own personal reasons. Bye, folks. Phonetician talk 18:40, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

Mr. Odio, you can help me after my wiki has succedded the requests for wikia at requests.wikia/Phonetica. Please delete this account. If you need the password, I'll change it to "hellojack15" (without the quotes, of course). Phoneticiantalk 18:44, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

Done. Password = hellojack15
I'll Assume thats a Pd Request for any of the pages under his name? --KaiAdin 21:23, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

Yes. Delete phonetica, my userpage, and its corresponding talk page, but not the rest. I have the right to vanish. Phonetician talk 01:53, 12 August 2007 (EDT)
Sam, please delete/oversight all my contribs because they contain my name. I am now Phoneticianwithoutadegree, and I have the right to vanish.Phonetician talk

Ok, all pages related to phonetica have been deleted, but the user account itself and remaining edits cannot be removed (see BluWiki:Policy) (Remaining Contribs Ionas_Rand) --KaiAdin 02:31, 12 August 2007 (EDT)

Reporting vandal (talk • cont.logs) vandalised BluWiki_talk:AboutNathan (talk) / 22:15, 16 August 2007 (UTC) (talk • cont.logs) also [[[User:Nathan|Nathan]] (talk) / 23:18, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Updated Spam policy

Ok, thats going to help with reducing the recent flood of spam --KaiAdin 17:25, 17 August 2007 (EDT)

Spam Blacklist Removal Request

Hi, I've made a www.tinyurl.com/yr56gv bluewiki page concerning some parasites, specifically Trypanos_oma cruzi. But the spam filter is preventing me from using / linking any word containing s_oma (remove the underscore) . I get the following error message:
The following text is what triggered our spam filter: s_oma (without the underscore)

Let me know if you can remove s o m a from the spam filter. Thanks in advance! -- : Blueboom 14:05, 21 August 2007 (EDT)

And less than an hour later, on the same page as above. Another filtered spam word i'm requesting to remove from the spam list: a_mbien (without the underscore) for my T.b. Gam_biense section. Sorry for the trouble .-. -- : Blueboom 14:47, 21 August 2007 (EDT)

On a related note, User:Metropolisforever seemd to have closed Shock Sites due to the spam filter, Not much we can do, but I worry a bit that the filerting may drive away users we have --KaiAdin 00:10, 23 August 2007 (EDT)

Nathan (talk) / 04:13, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Update? : Blueboom 18:02, 6 September 2007 (EDT) 18:02, 6 September 2007 (EDT)

I agree that the spam blacklist is driving users away - the blacklist SUCKS and is contrary to the whole philosophy of BluWiki. Only thing is, I don't have time to revert the massive amounts spam caused by vandals when the blacklist is down. Any suggestions?
Blueboom - how about these temporary solutions:
  1. I'll remove any keywords you request, if you agree to monitor bluwiki for spam related to that keyword (instructions).
  2. Or, you can use this HTML obfuscation tool to trick the filter. For example, soma and ambien --Sam Odio 11:53, 10 September 2007 (EDT)


How the heck is this IP getting through my block?

I've blocked this IP yesterday and they've posted some (deleted) edits since:

  1. (diff) (hist) . . N! Talk:Lacouperiel; 19:14 . . (Talk | block)
  2. (diff) (hist) . . N! Talk:UWaterloo; 19:13 . . (Talk | block)
  3. (diff) (hist) . . N! User talk:Chotchki/BusDataComm; 19:13 . . (Talk | block)

Nathan (talk) 19:39, 26 August 2007 (EDT)

Wierd... the only thing I can think of is that there's a problem with the database. Let me know if it happens again. --Sam Odio
Now this makes twiceNathan (talk) 16:20, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
Three timesNathan (talk) 15:50, 24 September 2007 (EDT)
Four timesNathan (talk) 12:51, 2 October 2007 (EDT)
On another note, probably related to this database problem: Shock Sites theres new activity there, but I cannot get the page history to show changes some problem with the Difference Engine which is what I guess generates the pages showing the difference between revisions --KaiAdin 05:18, 26 September 2007 (EDT)
Great, thanks for pointing this out. I'll see what I can do... --Sam Odio 17:57, 26 September 2007 (EDT)
[1] Another one, somehow defeating blocks --KaiAdin 02:27, 9 October 2007 (EDT)
[[[User:Nathan|Nathan]] (talk) 13:01, 22 December 2007 (EST)
& another one: (talk • cont.logs)Nathan (talk) 22:23, 17 January 2008 (EST)
& another one: (talk • cont.logs)Nathan (talk) 13:15, 27 January 2008 (EST)
Thanks, I'm working on these. --Sam Odio 18:54, 27 January 2008 (EST)

Page permissions

From BluWiki:What BluWiki Is: "..I am working to develop a hack where creators of new pages can set page permissions - which will control who can view / edit a page. I feel this is important to allow free expression yet prevent anarchy."

Hopefully this will help in some way: You might want to coordinate with [[[User:Nathan|Nathan]] (talk) 00:46, 3 September 2007 (EDT)

Any movement on this? it's one of the principal features that drew me toward bluwiki in the first place, and I feel a little deceived by the message on BluWiki:About that says "BluWiki is unique in that original page authors normally decide who can edit their page" - am I missing something? is this functionality already there or is it "coming soon?" I'd really like the ability to decide who can and can't edit the site I'm hoping to set up...--Dbgerhard 18:12, 20 September 2007 (EDT)

I had always assumed that this was in more of an ethereal sense in that in a wikipedia style fashion of believing that users in a community would respect each others property, peace between fellow men and so on, but it is already plain that is is not happening as such in the case of Bluwiki. To reduce the amount of spam, a spam black list has been put in place, but some users find it is too restrictive and on the other hand it also lets a lot of spam through even thorough the SysOps (currently the three of us) strive to revert and remove spam as it comes up.
To answer your question though, it is still in development, though when it may be implemented is up in the air. --KaiAdin 08:47, 21 September 2007 (EDT)
Thanks for the clarification. I'm aware of the "trust the community to make appropriate changes" way of doing things and for some of my projects that is fine, but for others I do need actual edit privileges, so I will have to go elsewhere for those. For the more "Wiki-like" of my wiki needs, though, bluwiki is great. thanks for its existence. --Dbgerhard 11:25, 21 September 2007 (EDT)

Shock Sites

Is there any way to remove the spam-filter for the shocksites page only?. It seems to have destroyed the site completely (you can't save the page if any of the entries are blacklisted). Removing it for the shocksites page only would allow that page to still be edited, while allowing spam to be filtered independently.

Perhaps, another option would be, that moderators can, when requested, un-spam-filter certain pages?. This would mean that new pages have the spam filter and so can't be used for spam, while established pages can be free of the filter which, in the case of SHock Sites, has prevented the page from being edited at all!.

Unless of course the spam-filter is intended to stop the Shock Sites page - and if that is the case, it is of course your choice as Bluwiki is your site, on your server! Nathan (talk) 08:02, 11 September 2007 (EDT)

Interesting Page

I was thinking, on the Main Page just some sort of an "featured article" kind of link to a page on bluwiki, but without the page looking like or sounding a featured article on wikipedia, just something thats Interesting that we may have found on our wanderings through Special:RecentChanges, Special:Popularpages or Special:Longpages or anything else for that matter.

Basically, something that can draw attention to Bluwikiians pages and show off what people can do on Bluwiki --KaiAdin 17:09, 14 September 2007 (EDT)

Help re page layout

Having some trouble with laying out my page -> [[2]]. Could you show me how to fix it.--deostroll 16:15, 16 September 2007 (EDT)

Hey no problem, I think I fixed it myself. --deostroll 08:56, 21 September 2007 (EDT)

Personal Info

Hey Sam, just wanting to give you the heads up, theres been a group of people (well Nathan sees it as one person with a lot of sockpuppets) placing personal information on a series of pages related to a Fraternity Pledges as a sort of directory I guess, basically its very detailed, including numbers emails and likes/dislikes, DOB (!) and addresses/phone numbers(!!). I support the notion of removing the information until it can be ascertained that all people involved have stated their willingness to have this all on Bluwiki. --KaiAdin 15:45, 23 September 2007 (EDT)

OK, I trust your judgement in this. We should call one of the numbers and let them know someone is putting their info online --Sam Odio

Nathan (talk) 16:52, 23 September 2007 (EDT)

I've added a bit about personal information in BluWiki:PolicyNathan (talk) 17:33, 23 September 2007 (EDT)

Nathan (talk) 18:41, 23 September 2007 (EDT)

Nathan, you might want to update BluWiki:Policy to include some bit about users adding their own personal information. Otherwise, I'll be in violation! See Sam_Odio#My_Contact_Information... --Sam Odio 17:57, 26 September 2007 (EDT)
Well, the thing about it being a Wiki policy is that anyone can edit it and change it if they feel it doesn't work for them. :-) I think I've changed it a little. How's [[[User:Nathan|Nathan]] (talk) 19:18, 26 September 2007 (EDT)

Spam protection

Nathan (talk) 22:07, 29 September 2007 (EDT)

Nathan (talk) 18:47, 2 October 2007 (EDT)

Spam Black List Error

Warning: Missing argument 4 for wfSpamBlacklistValidate() in /var/www/bluwiki-org/htdocs/extensions/SpamBlacklist/SpamBlacklist.php on line 67

Got this error, while saving an edit. --KaiAdin 09:49, 16 October 2007 (EDT)

Hm, what page? --Sam Odio 21:06, 16 October 2007 (EDT)
If i remember correctly User_talk:D0s4gw asking a question abut his world maps, or it was User_talk: suggesting something to do with his choice of font colour, forgot which, but i do know, I was commenting on something, rather than the usual 'spam' edit summary. --KaiAdin 21:56, 16 October 2007 (EDT)

Move Log, Database Error

When going to look at the move log Im getting a long and horrible database error message. Thanks --KaiAdin 03:49, 13 November 2007 (EST)

Pulldown Menu

Hello, is there anyway I can create a template that utilises the javascript needed to make a pulldown-like table, like the one used by TOC? Thanks. --Q V 09:22, 25 December 2007 (EST) Nathan (talk) 10:36, 25 December 2007 (EST)

Happy holidays to you too. What I mean is, is there any way to utilise the built-in function of TOC for self-made templates? I know that JavaScript can't be used, but it is also a fact that the current TOC uses JavaScript function to work. In Wikipedia, they have a Template:Hidden that can do the trick, I was thinking of emulating the same function here. --Q V 10:42, 25 December 2007 (EST)
You can use __TOC__ or __NOTOC__Nathan (talk) 10:52, 25 December 2007 (EST)
No, it's not an attempt to use TOC, but to create a table that can be shown and hide with a mouse click, just like TOC. Sadly, it does not work. I have copied the codes of that said template line-by-line. See here Template:Hidden for that failed attempt. It just does not work. Oh well... --Q V 11:02, 25 December 2007 (EST)

Nathan (talk) 11:14, 25 December 2007 (EST)

I see... thanks for the heads up. Hopefully someone can come up with a hack to make it work. --Q V 11:20, 25 December 2007 (EST)

Nathan (talk) 15:17, 25 December 2007 (EST)


Nathan (talk) 22:45, 26 December 2007 (EST)

Strange page

I'm not quite sure what thisNathan (talk) 14:10, 17 January 2008 (EST)

Nathan (talk) 22:12, 17 January 2008 (EST)

eMail authentification, Re-Design, group rights

Hell, Sam O. ! I just registrated http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com and wanted to authorisate my eMail address. I got an eMail with the confirmation link. But... with linking the relevant URL I get for the "Confirm E-mail adderss" from BluWiki following error message "Invalid confirmation code. The code may have expired". What's wrong ??

With a 3rd attempt of reactivating the code the link I got by 3rd eMail was accepted from the system. So hopefully the eMail to user function works. --JayAr 01:51, 10 February 2008 (EST)

Nathan (talk) 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)

2nd: I want set the monobook as the primar design for my mainpage. I can change the preferences within my personal account (for me singular as user), but yet the design for simple anonymous visitors is that of Bluwiki.com. How to change ?

Nathan (talk) 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)

And it seems I cannot edit the Main page. But I need to inform the user what he/she will find at "Sinn-Macher" (Sense-Maker). I have no problem to set in the top some links to animate the user for clicking to some more informatoins about BluWiki. Actually the whole page is filled with advertising about BluWiki. That's contradictive and disturbs the orientation of my users... How to maintain/edit ?

You can't edit the main page because it's actually our main page. Main Page is BluWiki's main page. Main Page/ was your edit (users might get confused with that). The main page for your subdomain is located at Sinn macherNathan (talk) 23:47, 10 February 2008 (EST)
I found out on my own just by luck I wanted to leave a comment on the talk page how to change the main page (don't really know how it worked ???). Meanwhile I can edit the frontpage under http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com/go/Sinn_macher ;-) --JayAr 08:28, 10 February 2008 (EST)

3rd: I'd like to set an attractive logo left top insted this simple (boaring) symbols of babyblue gear wheels and a flavicon. How to maintain ? From Wikipedia and the manuals at MediaWiki there is named a localsettings.php. How to get access ? - I am confidenced with FTP so where to find the access datas for the FTP login ?? (Same I'd need for administrate the user rights (Bureaucrat, Admin/Sysop, User, Anonymous).)

You can't do any of those things. You can't change the sidebar. You can't change internal MediaWiki functions and you can't edit LocalSettings.php because it belongs to BluWiki. LocalSettings.php is not editable from inside of BluWiki anyway. All of these things are an important part of the BluWiki site. The subdomain is only a redirection to another page inside of BluWiki. It does not give you your own personal, customizable wiki with a brand new database - it uses the same database as the rest of BluWiki.
Allow me to illustrate. Click nathan.bluwiki.com, then click Nathan. The two pages look the same because they're the same page. If you need to be able to have your own personal wiki, you can check out [[[User:Nathan|Nathan]] (talk) 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)

4th: I adapted the time settings to my local time (overtaken from the computer clock) to -1 to UTC. But the time stamp of my facsimile always shows ETC. How can I change from US to Central European TIme Zone (I am settled in North Germany/Hamburg).

Nathan (talk) 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)

Would thank you for a quick reply. See you --SM-WikiSysop 01:32, 10 February 2008 (EST)

How to maintain the Sidebar ??

A MediaWiki individually is possible to be structure with it's Sidebar in a sub domain adapted to the relevant content with the following link (as an example of my WIki @ BluWiki.com): http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com/go/MediaWiki:Sitebar (alternatively: http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com/go/index.php/MediaWiki:Sitebar ). Under both addresses is no sidebar (????) - How is it possible ?? - Please would thank you for the correct URL address. Thank you. --JayAr 08:20, 10 February 2008 (EST)

As I said above, you can't change the sidebar. You don't seem to understand: By creating a subdomain on BluWiki, this is not the same as simply giving you your own wiki. A subdomain is only a redirect to an existing page here on BluWiki, it is not a brand new wiki with a brand new database. It uses the same database as the rest of BluWiki.

Nathan (talk) 23:37, 10 February 2008 (EST)

Gary Jazz

I had to delete the page and selectively restore revisions in order to revert spam. Annoying as it was, one of the terms on the page was blacklisted (uNathan (talk) 22:31, 26 February 2008 (EST)

A small thanks...

from someone who appreciates what you've done. Thank you for creating a Wiki like this one. <3 AlishaShatogi 05:20, 11 March 2008 (EDT)

Agreed! Thanks to the site owner and the admins.We probably don't say thanks enough for bluwiki! --Blueboom 01:03, 12 March 2008 (EDT)

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